VISIT BHUTAN OVERVIEW
8 Days Visit to Bhutan is a classic tour of Bhutan, which takes you to see the famous UNESCO heritage sites like Paro Rinpung Dzong, Punakha Dzong, Highest Road point of Chelela, and Sky burial sites. This Tour covers the most beautiful places like Gangtey Glacial valley, Punakha the winter capital of Bhutan, The most popular Tiger Nest Hike, and the capital city of Bhutan. This is a customized tour of Bhutan and you are free to add any special program or upgrade your accommodation.
Day 1: Arrival at Paro from your International Airport Kathmandu/Delhi/Bangkok/Dhaka/Singapore to Paro International Airport:
Upon arrival at Paro Airport you will directly proceed to Immigration for Bhutan Visa process.Upon completion of Visa our team from Tour Bhutan.Travel will receive you at the Airport with Khadar. A brief program will be explained to you before we begin your tour of Bhutan. We shall drive you to Thimphu. Thimphu is 1 and a half hours drive from Paro Airport. On the way visit the beautiful Tamchog Lhakhang across the Paro River. The driver further to chuzom where 2 rivers meet. You can see the 3 different monasteries believed to have built-in three different architects of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutanese way.
After Lunch visit the largest standing Bhudha Statue over looking Thimphu valley. You can spend sometime here. Evening and dinner.
Day 2: Thimphu Tour:
Your day begins with a visit to Memorial Chorten built in honor of 3rd King of Bhutan. The Chorten is a 5minutes drive from main Thimphu city. You will see lots of local people and old people circumambulating the temple. Visit simply Bhutan museum where you get the opportunity to experience darts and archery games. The museum showcase the live example of traditional Bhutanese life style. In the evening visit the Royal throne Trashichodzong.
Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha Sightseeing:
It’s 2 hours of leisure drive from Thimphu to Punakha. Punakha is the old capital of Bhutan. On the way, you can visit the most popular Dochula Pass providing you with a 360-degree view of the Himalayas. Further, you can visit the lobesa vegetable market selling organic fruits and vegetables by locals. 10 minutes drive further leads you to Chimi Lhakhang the fertility temple built by saint Drukpa Kuenley. The monastery lies on the hilltop of Lobesa village. If time permits visit Punakha Dzong one of the largest Dzong in Bhutan.
Day 4 Punakha to Phobjikha:
The journey from Punakha to Phobjikha is about 2 hours drive. Before we start the journey to Phobjikha we shall take a short hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Monastery starting from the base of Mo Chu River. The hike follows through paddy fields, local farmlands, and pinewood forests. The monastery was built in 2004 by the queens of Bhutan.
After lunch proceeds to Phobjikha. Visit the Gangtey monastery built in the 17th century by Nyingmapa Lama. This is an important monastery for Nyingmapa followers also the seat of the famous treasure hunter Pema Lingpa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 5: Phobjikha Hike-Paro:
Your tour starts from a short nature trail hike through the pine forest. Visit the Crane center and proceed towards Paro. Visit the Paro Drugyel Dzong and on a clear day, you can see the clear view of snow-capped Jumolhari Mountain. Your tour ends here.
Day 6: Paro to Chelela Excursion and Kili Goenpa Hike:
The drive is about 2 hours towards Chelela. Chelela pass is the highest road pass in Bhutan (3796m). The pass offers a beautiful view of Haa valley. From Chele la pass, you can go towards sky burial where locals perform. Tea and coffee will be served there. After that proceed back to Paro. 10 minutes drive from Chelela the beautiful Kili Goenpa Hike begins. The hike is about 1 hour downhill walk starting from Chelela pass to Kiligoenpa. Tour Bhutan. The TourBhutan.travel team will be there to receive you upon completing the Hike. If time permits you shall visit the farmhouse followed by a cultural dance.
Day 07: Tiger Nest Hike:
The most popular sights of Bhutan is the Tiger nest temple. Temple is located 900m above Paro valley. The primary temple is believed to have been built in the 7th century. The Guru who brought Buddhism into Bhutan has meditated in this cave. He flew from Tibet on a Tigress and believed to have come to Bhutan in the early 7th century. If you don’t visit Tiger nest temple then your tour of Bhutan is not complete.
In the afternoon visit, Paro Rinpung Dzong followed by the ancient Watchtower. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
How much does a tour in Bhutan Cost?
For this trip of Bhutan the cost starts USD 1615 per person
Single supplement costs of $40 and $30 for couples will be applicable. Bhutan Trip costs also depend upon the size of the groups and season. For groups more than 15 pax we have 100% discount for team leader both for tours and flights.
The cost also depends on the season. Peak season which starts from March to May and September to November is USD 250 per person and the remaining months are US$ 200 per person per night. We also offer Student discounts, Child discounts,s and FAM Trips to Bhutan.
When is the best time to visit Bhutan?
Particularly for this Bhutan Tour itinerary, you can plan at any time of the year. If any festival or special program is to be added then we can customize it to include any special program.
Which countries have Flights to Bhutan?
Bhutan operates flights from 9 Asian destinations. To enter Bhutan you have to fly into these 9 destinations from where you can catch direct flights into Paro International Airport. Only local airlines from Bhutan, Drukair, and Bhutan airlines operate in Bhutan. The flights operate from Delhi, Kolkatta, Singapore, Bangkok, Dhaka, Bagdogra, Kathmandu, and Guwahati to Bhutan. You can either visit their website and purchase them or I can help you to book the tickets. We are PSA for both airlines.
How to obtain Bhutan Visa?
Only Local tour operators or foreign Agents working with a local agent can process Bhutan Visa if you are a tourist visiting Bhutan. You need confirmed return air tickets, Hotel confirmation, and a finalized tour itinerary to process your Bhutan Visa. Visa will take 72 hours to get processed. The cost of a Bhutan Visa is $40 per person needs to be paid in advance. Visa fees are the same for all age groups. Visa fees will not be applicable for nationals from India, Maldives, and Bangladesh.